Thursday, 22 May 2014

Preparation

Preparation is the main event of this evening and all because of this...

Photo: This Saturday at the Fusion Gallery, Tile Museum, Jackfield. Soak up a bit of culture, browse quality arts and crafts and pick up a bargain. There's even a shepherd's hut on display. I think there's some Tile Workshops happening too.

I am very excited to be a part of the first ever May fair at Fusion @ The Jackfield Tile Museum.

Tonight is all about preparing all my tags and bags and writing everything on to my stock list. 

I have poured myself a large glass of wine and will see you on the other side. Hopefully at the May fair.

See you there x


Monday, 19 May 2014

On my camera

Hey there, I thought I would pop by and show you some pictures from the weekend. We had beautiful weather, it was like being on holiday. Warm and sunny, even in to the later evening.

We had plenty to do this weekend with a family outdoors dinner and a visit to a museum at night and some sewing thrown in for good measure.












 I hope you all had a nice weekend! 
Now it's time to get back to business and finish off my orders.
See you soon x



Thursday, 15 May 2014

Practice is much needed

Hi there, I thought I would pop in and update you about my foray into pattern drafting.
I decided to try and add a peter pan collar to some simple a line dresses I have been making for my daughter. 

After spending days online looking for instructions/tutorials, I came across a couple that really did help. 

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The first site I found was adirondackinspired.com
I found this one very inspirational, if a little hard to follow, not because of the way it has been written, but because I am very new to even the easiest of sewing and dress making. However, this lady does link to another tutorial in this post. 

This one I found much easier to follow, as it was video tutorials. I watched the videos and then did what she did, pausing the video as I went along so that i could keep up.
She also has an etsy shop selling supplies.www.GertielnRoses.etsy.com

Anyway on to how I did.....

I still need lots of practice, but I do feel I might be getting there and my next collar will be better. I will give myself more time and space to do it in. Hopefully then I will have a collar and a dress that I can happily send my little girl out in.

Here are a few pics



  


As you can see, much more practice is needed. but the basics are there, except of course for lining the collar up correctly and it being even : )

Anyway i'm off to get the sewing machine back out and have another go.

See you soon x

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Peter pan collars

Right now For a very long time, I have been loving peter pan collars. I have just never been brave enough to try and make one myself. 



Tonight that changes! 

All these pretty little dresses I have been making for my Evi-Maria, I think, would look extremely cute with peter pan collars. I think it finishes them off perfectly.
 So this evening I am going to be spending my time, researching different ways to add a collar. I have a few ideas already, but I think just a little more research is needed. I might even make a mock up : /

Wish me luck, I will report back with progress in the next couple of days x


Monday, 5 May 2014

Obsessed...

 This may be turning into a slight obsession....

I have so far, since last week, made my Evi-Maria a total of 4 dresses. 

And I have plans for sooo many more. Not just plain dresses, but dresses with stories, embroidered, appliqued, printed and many more...
Eventually I will be adding dresses to the stock of the Etsy and the Folksy shops. I will also be adding some other nursery and homeware item of the next couple of months so watch this space. 

I will leave you with a few photos of what I have been up to.